SOC 260 - Race and Ethnicity

Course Description

This course explores the impacts of the social construction of race in U.S. society. It focuses on the relationships between minority and dominant group populations, the causes of prejudice and discrimination, and investigates solutions to these social problems.

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Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

SOC 101 and placement into ENG 111/11

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct

Other college designations supported by this course

Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Relate course information to issues regarding the social construction of race and racial inequality in society.
  • Develop fact-based analyses on racial and ethnic patterns.
  • Apply concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research skills to problem-solving many types of racial and ethnic inequality issues.
  • Analyze personal and social life as it relates to issues of race and ethnicity.
  • Explore how forces like globalization, technological change, social change, and institutional problems related to issues of racial inequality.
  • Conduct studies of racial and ethnic issues including social-scientific and ethnographic studies.
Human Dimension:
  • Cultivate skills to enhance personal and social relationships.
  • Develop empathy for a diversity of racialized social experiences in the United States.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Investigate the relationship between social and civil engagement and individual experiences and action.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Practice metacognition in their reflective journal writings.